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The Forestry Corner


April 22, 2021

By Ed Mignery, WY Tree Farm Committee

and Jeremy Dedic, WY State Forestry Division

Have you ever taken something for granted, then really looked at it and realized how special it is?

I have passed oak trees in our area many times. I did not give them much though or even a second glance. They are just bur oak. What a minimizing statement, “just bur oak”.

The current state champion bur oak tree is located by Sand Creek near Beulah. This tree’s trunk is over 40 inches across. The branches reach an impressive height and width. It is a beautiful yard tree where it resides. It is likely ov...

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